NISO Professional Development Events in September and October 2017

Digital and Data Literacy: A Two Part Webinar from NISO

  • Part One - Identifying Demands on Students, Faculty and Librarians
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Part Two - Satisfying the Need
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Digital literacy. Data literacy. Those are just buzz phrases. Or are they? What degree of expertise should students and faculty have in order to effectively wrangle data and/or work with digital assets? What are the basic requirements in the modern workplace or laboratory? It's no longer a question of mastering word processing or spreadsheets. Whether it is data science or digital humanities, what enables us and qualifies us to work with digital assets? And since data and digital literacy have varying skill requirements for different populations, how do we know what to set about learning?

The second portion of this two-part event is scheduled for September 20, 2017. With the first segment having identified gaps in understanding, this follow-up segment will feature case studies from institutions that have assumed leadership roles in training students and faculty in emerging tools and methodologies for working with digital materials and generating new digital assets.

Part One - Identifying Demands on Students, Faculty, and Librarians

Digital Literacy for Artistic Researchers and Practitioners
Madelyn Washington,
 Digital Learning Librarian, Berklee College of Music

Digital Literacy's Faculty Demands and Needs from Faculty Perspectives
John M. Sloop,
 Associate Provost, Digital Learning, Vanderbilt University

Libraries' Support of Media and Data Literacy
Katy Kavanagh Webb,
 Head, Research & Instructional Services, East Carolina University Libraries

For the abstracts and biographies contributed by these September 13 speakers, please visit the NISO event page.

Part Two - Satisfying the Need

Creating Data Literate Students
Jo Angela Oehrli, Learning Librarian, University of Michigan Libraries

Digital Literacy across the Curriculum
Kyle Dickson,
 Professor, Department of Language and Linguistics, Abilene Christian University

Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries
Kevin Read,
 Knowledge Management Librarian, Emergency Medicine and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University Health Sciences Library and Alisa Surkis, Head, Data Services/Translational Science Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Library

For the abstracts and biographies contributed by these September 20 speakers, please visit the NISO event page.

NISO Training Program: Working with Scholarly Information Resource RESTful APIs
Course Dates: Consecutive Fridays, Sept 15 - Nov 3; 11:30am - 1:00 pm (Eastern)

To provide consistency of training and a baseline of knowledge across the information community for appropriate use of APIs using the HTTP REST paradigm for scholarly resources across multiple information services and systems.

Who Can Benefit from This Online Training:

  • Early career content professionals working in editorial/production environments of small to mid-size scholarly societies or similar publishing entities
  • Early or mid-career programmers and developers working in libraries and seeking to make use of APIs provided by organizations in the scholarly communications ecosystem
  • Mid-career managers or supervisors whose roles require them to be familiar with multiple information systems and platforms and the relevant APIs that support transfer of information between those systems

Note: Each consecutive Friday session will last for at least ninety minutes and some may last two full hours. It will not be possible to register for individual program segments or lectures.

Course Instructor: Peter Murray is the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise with expertise in networked information retrieval and management based on open standards. He received an MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University. Peter's current activities include building relationships among libraries, organizations, and service providers participating in the FOLIO open source library service platform project. His other interests include promoting awareness and integration of privacy-supporting tools into library services, the application of JPEG 2000 for long-term access and preservation of still and moving image content, distributed identity management systems, and--with the moniker "The Disruptive Library Technology Jester"--the rapid advancement of library services in a social web world.

XML for Standards Publishers: A NISO Live Connections Event
Geneva, Switzerland
Monday, October 9, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm (CET)

Sponsoring Organizations: ASME, Data Conversion Laboratory, Edaptive Technologies, Inera, Innodata, Higher Logic, MadCad, Typefi, and XSB.

Standards have been traditionally delivered as PDF documents. Yet in a world where standards are increasingly monetized through derivative products, exchanged between partners, and consumed on mobile devices, PDF does not provide the flexibility needed to meet current and future market demands.

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is hosting this event for standards publishers as an aid to the understanding of how XML provides the key to solve all of these issues, improve publishing processes, and add business value to an organization.

Attendees at this symposium will learn how XML can:

  • * Facilitate interoperability between standards organizations
  • Aid content reuse for additional products and revenue
  • Reduce costs to publish with standards-based publishing systems
  • Create multiple publication formats for different devices
  • Support accessible publications for people who are visually impaired

Confirmed speakers:
Laurent Galichet,
 Head of Publishing, Senior Leader, ISO
Rob Wheeler, Director, Publishing Technology, ASME
Lesley West, Director, Product Development, ASTM International
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera
Rupert Hopkins, CEO, XSB
Chandi Perera, CEO, Typefi
Others to be announced soon!

NISO Webinar: Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking: Five Years Ahead
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
This webinar will be driven by discussion of five significant trends (as identified by the global community of libraries) and the long-term ramifications. How are emerging technologies re-shaping existing legal protections and what does that mean for users and providers of digital content in a networked world? Can we rely on online education technologies to produce a more highly educated workforce? Will the networks of information and communication technologies enable collaboration as anticipated? How much personal data ought a provider to expect in exchange for content access? How far does the right of privacy extend? Information and communication technologies (ICT) are having an impact on human interactions and transactions. How will those transactions look in 2022?

Confirmed Participants:
Keith Webster,
 Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management; Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University
Rick Luce, Dean, University Libraries, University of Oklahoma
MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California, Davis